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Thai Filmmaker The Latest to Join the Academy to Decide Who Gets an Oscar

Lee Chatametikool, a filmmaker and film editor from Thailand, was recently added onto the list of members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science — an 842 member academy that votes on who should receive the prestigious Oscars awards.

Lee, who is known for his works such as “The Love of Siam,” “Nakee 2,” and the ever-famous 2004 horror film “Shutter,” joins fellow Thai directors Apichatpong Weerasethakul and cinematographer Sayombhu Mukdeeprom as a member of the prestigious group, according to Mashable.

Hayao Miyazaki Declined to Join the Oscar Academy at Least 4 Times

The list of invites who will join the Oscar Academy – 928 in total – has been released, which includes some of the well-known creators/directors of anime films from recent years.

Makoto Shinkai, the director of critically acclaimed anime movie “Your Name,” was one of the few who have been invited to join the Oscar Academy, according to Anime News Network. The two other famed directors mentioned in the invites include: Mamoru Hosoda (“The Boy and The Beast,” “The Girl Who Leapt Through Time,” “Summer Wars.”) and Sunao Katabuchi (“In This Corner of the World”).